vanish

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verb van·ish \ˈva-nish\

Definition of vanish

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to pass quickly from sight :  disappear b :  to pass completely from existence

  3. 2 :  to assume the value zero

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to disappear

vanisher

noun

Examples of vanish in a sentence

  1. The missing girl vanished without a trace a year ago.

  2. The papers seem to have vanished into thin air.

  3. Dinosaurs vanished from the face of the earth millions of years ago.

Origin and Etymology of vanish

Middle English vanisshen, from Anglo-French vaniss-, stem of vanir, envanir, esvanir, from Vulgar Latin *exvanire, alteration of Latin evanescere to dissipate like vapor, vanish, from e- + vanescere to vanish, from vanus empty


First Known Use: 14th century



VANISH Defined for English Language Learners

vanish

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verb van·ish \ˈva-nish\

Definition of vanish for English Language Learners

  • : to disappear entirely without a clear explanation

  • : to stop existing


VANISH Defined for Kids

vanish

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verb van·ish \ˈva-nish\

Definition of vanish for Students

vanished

vanishing

  1. :  to pass from sight or existence :  disappear



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